I experienced the same problem which involves the combination Firefox and the QuickTime plug-in.
On our own web server (APACHE), Firefox wasn't able to play a mp3-file through the Quicktime-Plugin (or maybe 2-5 secs) whereas I could play the same file on a different
Any other format, such as m4a, mov, mpeg, et cetera did work!
I was talking to our admin about this issue and within 10 mins, he presented the solution.
@mudshark1: Sorry to have to inform you on that, but your
server guys simply just don't have any idea. "We're sorry but this is something you need to resolve yourself.... It's something you need to manipulate in html or php files as music files are not meant to be played in this way directly an
" THIS IS COMPLETE NONSENSE!
Who says which way you have to listen to files???
We here found out that Firefox has some kind of problem with the compression of mod_deflate
. The APACHE mod_deflate module provides the DEFLATE output filter that allows output from your server to be [gzip]-compressed before being sent to the client over the network.
Firefox doesn't seem to understand that....
Changes within deflate.conf
--> SetEnvIfNoCase Request_URI \.mp3$
deleting your cache does solve this problem forever!
Good luck ya
marc, Team-Tejat Hamburg